Aston Villa target Rangers' left-back Lee Wallace to replace Stephen Warnock - report

The Scottish international has emerged as the new target for Alex McLeish with their current full-back tipped to move on amidst the owner's attempt to reduce wages

For all the latest reports and transfer rumours, visit our dedicated section here.

Rangers’ left back Lee Wallace is a £2.5 million summer target for Aston Villa under Alex McLeish, according to the Sun.

The report claims that the Villa boss wants the Scotland international to replace Stephen Warnock, who will be allowed to leave the club in the summer.

Warnock is said to have fallen out of favour with the manager and is a target for Martin O’Neill as he continues his revolution at Sunderland.

The 30-year-old was named on the bench for Sunday’s defeat against Manchester City, being replaced by Carlos Cuellar in the starting line up.

Edinburgh-born Wallace signed for the Gers from Hearts for a fee of £1.5 million in last summer's transfer window and has played left midfield in addition to full-back.

He reportedly became a Villa target after Celtic told McLeish that Honduras international left-back Emilio Izaguirre was not for sale.

Habib Beye, James Collins, and Stiliyan Petrov could also leave the club in the summer as part of owner Randy Lerner’s attempts to reduce the wage bill.